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Bio Safety Officer

Boxmeer, Netherlands

Job Description

Do you want to work at one of the largest industrial pharma concerns in the Netherlands within a high-tech environment and use your knowledge and skills?  Did you always want to work in a company where your work can have a real impact on the lives of Animals? We would like to meet you!

We have an exciting new job opportunity at our location in Boxmeer and are looking to hire a

Bio Safety Officer

Welcome in our team

Our Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) department provides safety and environmental support for all the our operations in order to drive towards world class EHS performance. The department covers all the essential EHS expertise. Within our EHS department we have a team of three Bio Safety Specialists focused on reducing the risks in our production processes of working with microorganisms.

Purpose of the role

As a Bio Safety Officer you will provide expert guidance for leading and driving implementation of the site’s biosafety program, ensuring compliance with both regulatory and company requirements and providing safety and biosafety support.

Main responsibilities

  • Subject Matter Expert for the Biosafety and safety program of the site, including site processes to anticipate, recognize, and evaluate workplace health hazards and recommend proper control strategies to manage identified risks;
  • Prioritize Biosafety related risks and develop and assist with implementing corrective action and preventive action plans;
  • Proactively identify improvement opportunities and collaborate with other EHS staff/ Engineering, Operations and R&D personnel to leverage best practices and drive continuous improvement efforts;
  • Maintain the required technical competencies, proficiencies, and regulatory knowledge to ensure responsibilities are effectively executed;
  • Technical expertise needs to include but is not limited to: exposure assessment & monitoring of biological operations; control strategies and prevention, engineering controls, work practice controls, and personal protective equipment (PPE) including respiratory protection, applicable regulatory and requirements;
  • Establish and maintain excellent communication processes to ensure site management, R&D and Production, and affected employees understand the workplace hazards, exposures, and accompanying risks, as well as the needed control strategies;
  • Provide technical support for new projects and modifications to ensure proper Biosafety design review, containment verification, as well as routine / maintenance evaluation after and before process / equipment installed / implemented;
  • Conduct safety self-assessments & audits including Biosafety;
  • Develop and contribute to an effective Biosafety training program for both management and employees.

What you offer

  • Bachelor’s or Masters’ degree in the fields of microbiology, biotechnology or related;
  • Professional certification in industrial (occupational) hygiene or certification in Safety engineering (Hogere Veiligheidskunde) is a plus;
  • Experience with managing risks associated with biological agents and GMO legislation, full understanding of containment systems and concepts;
  • Experience in the integration of excellent Biosafety processes into chemical /biological operations or similar industries;
  • Ability to analyze data, interpret results/ trends, decide appropriate, cost-effective corrective actions and provide clear recommendations to stakeholders;
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, ability to work transparently and with a sense of urgency across various businesses, functions and cultures;
  • Excellent technical leadership and communication (oral & written) skills in Dutch and English.

What we offer

We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Our benefits are very competitive, and the summary below will give you an idea of what you can expect.

  • Competitive salary and a 3% year-end allowance;
  • 35,5 days of leave;
  • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates;
  • Solid Pension Plan;
  • Annual bonus based on own and company performance;
  • Travel allowance for commuting;
  • Numerous training, coaching and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development.

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Requisition ID: R285414

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